30 Percent of New Server Equipment Goes to Cloud Infrastructure

Apr 22, 2015

A new study by IDC charts big changes in the big hardware market.

Thirty percent of all new servers, storage arrays, and Ethernet switches are now used for providing cloud infrastructure. According to a report at the Register, a study by IT analysts at IDC says $16.5 billion was spent on the public cloud alone in 2014.
IDC’s study documents what you probably already guessed: Total cloud spending is way up for 2014. Expenditures for cloud infrastructure grew by 18.7% over last year. The report estimates the top vendors of cloud hardware, with HP leading the list ($3.7 billion in revenue) followed by Dell ($2.7 billion). Despite their lead, HP and Dell have seen a drop in market share, with contenders such as Cisco and EMC growing at a much faster rate.

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